BS Kinesiology: Pre-Athletic Training Concentration

Ray Castle demonstrating to an athletic training class

The Pre-Athletic Training Concentration at LSU is designed to prepare students for entry into accredited master degree programs in athletic training upon graduation from LSU.

The Pre-Athletic Training concentration is designed for students who are interested in entering the athletic training profession. The course work provides students with the knowledge, skills, and required prerequisites for entry into the Master of Science in Athletic Training. The Pre-Athletic Training concentration meets prerequisite course standards established by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for all accredited graduate athletic training degree programs to which students seek entrance.

Observation Hours

Observation hours under a licensed Athletic Trainer (AT) are required for the majority of master's degree programs in athletic training across the country. 

At this time, the LSU Athletic Department is not hosting any Pre-Athletic Training students to obtain athletic training experiences for academic credit, student work or volunteer/observation. 

Students are encouraged to contact local healthcare facilities, sports medicine clinics and high schools to identify athletic trainers and physicians who are interested in hosting pre-athletic training students for observation experience hours. Upperclassmen (students with 75 credit hours or more) in the Pre-Athletic Training concentration will have the opportunity to obtain observation hours through a designated course.

Sample Observation Hours Documentation Form: This form may be used or the applicant can create a similar form to document observation hours. Students are encourage to create a separate form for each healthcare provider.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission into the School of Kinesiology undergraduate program requires a 2.5 GPA and completion with a C or better in English 1001, Math 1021, Math 1022, Biology 1201 and 1202.
  • 8 semester plan of study


For more information regarding the Pre-Athletic Training concentration, contact the LSU College of Human Sciences and Education Office of Student Services.